First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! Plus, got my first Barber Dime!!!
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  1. #1
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    Jan 2008
    Missouri
    WHITE'S MXT (and man is she hot!)
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    First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! Plus, got my first Barber Dime!!!

    Hey all,
    You may recall reading my post about having problems with my Bounty Hunter 505...the main problem being not finding any silver, and only diggin 3 or 4 coins deeper than 4 inches in four months. I KNEW there was silver down there, I just couldn't get to it with that BH. I did get a 1939 Washington Quarter at 8 to 10 inches, but it read as a penny until I had it out of the ground, and it was in loose rocks, not packed clay...
    Anyway, I loved the BH, but I had to upgrade...to a White's MXT! This thing is a hot rod. She is a nickel slayin', silver seeking, gold diggin' son of a gun, and I am in love!!! The first 2 1/2 hours got me a silver Rosie at 7.5" measured (only my third silver, and my first dime past 3 1/2 inches), a necklace (junk) and $7.50 in clad (a chunk of which was nickels). The next 2 1/2 hours netted me an additional $4.20 in clad, the below 1951 Rosie (7" measured), and some more to be mentioned in the story below, but first the Rosies...
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    I found the '51 in a place I have been over with the BH three times, this time the dime was singing to me through those headphones...then, about 2 feet away, I got a slightly more faint sound, saying 1c-10c, pinpointing at 8". I said to myself "this has got to be that Merc...finally!"...it was right, I was wrong! Here she is, my first Barber...
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    After that, I found out that it was hard to metal detect while staring at a coin, so I decided to go home and have a steak and a beer whilst staring at my Barber (coin that is...lol). I couldn't take it, so I finished the beer, grabbed my new MXT (carefully, gingerly) and went back to the park. Wasn't there 10 minutes, and I got a signal (screwcap to zinc penny, 6") that turned out to be my oldest coin to date! 1895!
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    Before this, my oldest coin was an 1899 IH (found my first day with the BH at four inches). Man I love those Indians, and now the Barbers too!!!
    Thanks for lookin' and I hope you enjoyed the story/pics! And, thanks in advance for the comments!

    ~Tom
    ALL GAVE SOME...some gave ALL!

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pascagoula Ms.
    minelab exp.
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    Very nice finds.. A good machine can find alot older, deeper relics ..Its going to get real fun for you now..Goodluck.. Relic

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2008
    Missouri
    WHITE'S MXT (and man is she hot!)
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    Thanks a lot RD, I can't wait to hit some of those areas that I couldn't get to produce before!

    ~Tom
    ALL GAVE SOME...some gave ALL!

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2007
    Burien, Wa.
    Whites MXT ALL PRO, Grey Ghost Headphones, Garrett Pro-Pointer
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    I also swing an MXT. It is great goin from a pinto to a cadillac. Congrats.
    Thats gonna itch when it dries.

  5. #5

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    nice! the MXT is a good machine. looks like you are off to a good start with it!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    very sweet/shinny finds!

    HH
    -GC

  7. #7
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    Feb 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Whites MXT
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    You will love that machine man, it has treated me well. Congrats on the Barber

  8. #8
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    JEDI

    Oct 2007
    in the stix of NY
    Whites Eagle Spectrum, Fisher CZ-3D
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    My hunting partner uses an MXT and has incredible luck with it, just be prepared to dig deep!! theres been a few times I thought he would pull a chinaman out of one of his holes. Study the tones,
    dig a few iffies. I know with my whites when I get some dirt out of the hole it locks more clearly onto the target. good luck and keep em coming.
    Pro-

  9. #9

    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
    Equinox 800, Whites DFX
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    Fantastic man it looks like you had a really nice day

  10. #10
    us
    Jan 2008
    Missouri
    WHITE'S MXT (and man is she hot!)
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    Thanks a lot guys/gals for your comments. The place I am hunting is an old park from the early 1900's, but this place was settled 60 years before that, and there are rumors that there was a house there before the park...can't wait to get back at it!



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    ~Tom
    ALL GAVE SOME...some gave ALL!

  11. #11

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
    White's XLT
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    Ah, the thrill of those older coins! Congrats on those milestones!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2008
    Missouri
    WHITE'S MXT (and man is she hot!)
    516
    1 times

    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, skipped the merc and got a Barber!

    I cleaned up the IH a bit....thought you would like to see...
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    Thanks for lookin'!

    ~Tom
    ALL GAVE SOME...some gave ALL!

  13. #13
    Charter Member
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    Your Only One Swing Away From An Amazing Discovery

    Dec 2006
    Florida
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, got a Barber! UPDATE with clean IH

    great finds flyer

    like the comment of going from a pinto to a caddy lol

    sounds like you have some sweet places to go back over again
    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

  14. #14
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    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
    Minelab Etrac ,Xp Deus, Ctx 3030, Vanquish 440, Equinox 600
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, got a Barber! UPDATE with clean IH

    Nice finds,

    That barber looks great. The mxt is a caddy compared to the BH. My brother had one for yrs. Then he moved up to a dfx. Great unit though for the money. Your gonna find alot more now. The mxt is very sensitive to tiny objects. I've seen it hit BB sized items with a good response.

    HH Jer

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    Oct 2006
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    Re: First 5 hours with MXT nets oldest coin! And, got a Barber! UPDATE with clean IH

    Congrats on your MTX and all that silver and indian.Your Barber is in real nice shape

 

 
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